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RATINGS: 2554   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
Three Philosophers is a remarkable limited edition strong ale brewed by Brewery Ommegang in response to a home brewer’s description of his dream beer. Realbeer.com, the internet’s largest beer website, hosted a contest called “Create a Great Beer.” Brewery Ommegang was chosen by Realbeer.com to brew the Belgian-style ale for the winning essayist. Noel Blake, a home brewer from Portland wrote the winning description for what his “dream beer” would be like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - SEP 5, 2005
Just from lifting the cap off the bottle I could smell the Lindeman’s lambic. Once in the snifter, lots more cherries plus ripe plums and grapes. Tangy and tart to the nose, lucious fruit aromas, caramel and toffee. Body is dark brown, though red becomes very apparent when held to the light. The head is tan khaki, beginning as very thick, then receding to about 4-6 mm. Taste is hugely malt centric, with dark grapes, figs, plums, sugars, tootsie roll and some clove. Cherries arent as apparent as they are in the aroma, but there still is a tad of sourness to the palate. Alochol, too. Aftertaste is good, but there are a few pesky esters and odd flavors, most noticibly nyquil and anise, on the palate. Nice beer, and I believe its style percentile ranking of 60% is deserved. Nice beer to have for #600! Purchased at Chevy Chase Wine & Liquor in Washington, DC.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeckenroth (121) - Reading, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 5, 2005
Cloudy drak brown with little or no head. Smells sweet with whisps of sour cherry. Medium bodyied with an oily texture, medium carbonation with a cherry and alcohol finish. SPicy with a malty backbone and again, cherry flavors mixed in. Not bad, very chimay like feel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bobaidan (530) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 2, 2005
A beautiful deep mahagony color. Smallish tan head with a nice fruity aroma. Complex flavors of malt and spice are unfortunately overpowered by the alcohol flavor. Has a yeasty tasting finish. Good for a sipping beer with a nice meal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2005
If two lady college professors drink it all gone, how many philosophers do you have???..... 5......and some great philosophizing to g o with itl!! Great head to boot, supurb lacing, great taste (less fillinf) chocolate fruity undertones, like a nice fondu (60s thing--but we should bring it back) NIce nice nice nice nice

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - AUG 28, 2005
What a super beer. It pours a mahahony tone with some garnet highlights. There was a huge tan head that seemed to last forever. The aroma was quite complex. the sour kriek lambic was in the forfront, but the bunt-ish brown sugar was quite evident. They all played well together in the flavor of the beer also. In the palate, you get the soft and smooth sensaton of a Belgian ale, with the sour astrinency of the lambic. This was the 2005 vintage. I hope I can come across a few more bottles of this down the line.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2005
Dark dried friutiness, sweet maltiness, cherry brandy, alcohol, spritzy mouthfeel, burnt candy-sugar, and typical indeciferable Belgian spicing!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ayumbomb (63) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2005
Usually if I have one philosopher around as I drink I am quite amused....but with three, I found myself delightfully overwhelmed. The ale has a bit of a winey side, but so do most philosophers. Socrates would have been proud to indulge in such an ale... and might have enjoyed it almost as much as his pederasty!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
xenthem0nk (101) - Oregon, USA - AUG 21, 2005
Bottle. Pours reddish/auburn with a 1 inch head. Dark auburn fades into the amber color at the bottom. Smells of various sweet fruit and sugars, but has a sourness to it as well. Flavor was good, same flavors in the taste as in the nose. Not as complex as other quads but a great brew none the less.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2005
12oz bottle. Dark reddish-mahoganey… very nice lingering creamy tan head. Sugary fruit, slight coffee-citrus hops. Dark fruits with some sugary hops in the middle. Buttery brandy, dark cherries, cocoa espresso and tannin hints. A little fizzy, but also slightly thick palated and full of flavor. Very good overall flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
Smoke3Smokes (72) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2005
very sippable. it would be hard to chug 14 of these bad boys. at 9.8% Alcohol, you can’t beat it. I guess i will finish’er off and have another. God bless alcohol.

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